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by clydethecat
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:54 am
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Topic: George Blossom House Kenwood, Chicago 1892
Replies: 38
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Roderick Grant wrote:But what would one do with a pair of 1960 Pontiac Catalinas?
Install heavy duty sump pumps in the pits to keep them from filling up with oil.
by clydethecat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:38 pm
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Topic: George Blossom House Kenwood, Chicago 1892
Replies: 38
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It may or may not be true that cars earlier than 1908, when the Ford Model T was introduced, seldom had a reverse gear -- information on the matter is not easily found online -- but it is hard to deny that it is easier to drive forward out of a garage onto the street, than to back onto that street ...
by clydethecat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:24 pm
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Topic: Lindal Usonians?
Replies: 48
Views: 13598

I'd love to see photos instead of renderings, if there are ever any built examples.

I'm not sure what the market is for a 2600 sq ft, million dollar house...
by clydethecat
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:24 pm
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Topic: Lindal Usonians?
Replies: 48
Views: 13598

I imagine Bachman-Wilson was chosen because it's been in the news. This is even reflected by the word "Crystal" in the title of the project.
by clydethecat
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 pm
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Topic: Erdman Prefabs
Replies: 53
Views: 16461

When were these prefabs removed from the market?
by clydethecat
Wed May 02, 2018 10:31 pm
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Topic: house in wilmette
Replies: 40
Views: 9351

The corner window w/column is a nice touch.
by clydethecat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:15 pm
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Topic: For sale: Could this be a Robert Green house???
Replies: 11
Views: 3654

So. Much. Yellow.
by clydethecat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:09 pm
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Topic: Pattern books?
Replies: 36
Views: 21694

DRN wrote:Bringing this thread forward post outage. Keywords: pattern books, kit house, Sears, Aurora, Aladdin, VanBergen, VonHolst, Gordon Van Tyne, model 2617.
Thanks. By the way, interior photos of that monstrosity are still listed on that Realtor.com link, for the morbidly curious.
by clydethecat
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:25 pm
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Topic: Max Hoffman turned Americans onto European cars
Replies: 15
Views: 4398

Just one more... Hoffman tried to drum up some engineering business for Porsche and introduced them to Studebaker. The rear engine Porsche Type 542 prototype for Studebaker was the result...needless to say, Studebaker did not proceed with production. https://56packardman.com/2016/07/05/gear-head-tu...
by clydethecat
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:14 pm
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Topic: Max Hoffman turned Americans onto European cars
Replies: 15
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SDR wrote:Oh -- and the 2002, too.

Any more ?

SDR
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing coupe - it was Max Hoffman who convinced Mercedes to make a roadgoing version of their W194 competition car.
by clydethecat
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:35 pm
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Topic: For sale: Drummond's Ralph Baker House - Wilmette, IL
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Roderick Grant wrote:Other than an overhaul of the colors, it needs nothing.
Very nice, shame they painted over so much wood trim.
by clydethecat
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 am
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Topic: Article: 1966 Life Magazine on Fay Jones' Stoneflower
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

I remember being driven past this house on Eden Isle when I was a child. The adults pointed and laughed, and thought it was ridiculous. As a nine year old I knew it was magnificent. It's not far from the entrance to Eden Isle, and you have to drive past it if you're doing anything in the little reso...
by clydethecat
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:41 am
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Topic: eBay: Gillin House (Dallas, TX) construction drawings
Replies: 21
Views: 5497

Paint it orange and blue and you've got a nice Howard Johnson's.
by clydethecat
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:49 pm
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Topic: eBay: Blueprints from unbuilt Harry Brown House
Replies: 16
Views: 4733

Was Harry Brown (the man) related to Charles A. Brown?
by clydethecat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 pm
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Topic: eBay: Blueprints from unbuilt Harry Brown House
Replies: 16
Views: 4733

So it's an expanded variation on the Walser/Barton plan?